Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

The Last Guardian

Book - 2012
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"Teenage genius Artemis Fowl and his arch rival Opal battle to the last in this eighth and final book in series"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Disney*Hyperion, 2012
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781423164944
9781423161615
1423161610
Branch Call Number: J/ FICTION COLFER EOIN
J/ PB COLFER
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Last guardian

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Love_Legolas_111
Jun 25, 2017

My one complaint with this book that I had planned on mentioning here was how rushed and somewhat unsatisfying the ending scene was. But then I realized, the real reason I wasn't fond of it was because it meant the end of the book. Which meant the end of the Artemis Fowl series. Which meant no more adventures with Artemis, Holly, Butler, and the rest.
I loved this series. The main characters are nothing but stellar, painted in such bright hues on the page and possessing such deeply-rooted character growth that surpasses titles normally found in the children's section. It's superb. Artemis Fowl is a phenomenal character, growing and changing from the events of every single title in the series. Holly Short and Butler are equally engaging and effective characters. Other faces that dance on and off the pages, including Mulch Diggums, Foaly, and others are just as colorful and interesting. In my opinion, these characters make the story.
However, Colfer's writing style is not to be shortchanged. His dialogue, his descriptions, his wit and humor...are fantastic. The Last Guardian was no exception.
While this book in particular isn't my favorite in the series, it was a fitting end to the story. Artemis and Holly's friendship was culminated in a heartbreaking scene, and Butler went full circle as Artemis's bodyguard and friend. When I look back, I could point out some scenes that seemed borderline ridiculous (monster crickets, anyone?), and a few characters either weren't given enough page time or simply disappeared from the scenes altogether. And that ending...it fit but I wanted so much more. I wanted to see all the after effects from the ending, with every single main character. But I guess I'll have to leave that up to the imagination or fanfiction.
In the end, the Artemis Fowl series is nothing but excellence. Dynamic for the children's genre, and definitely worth the read.

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Maxmil769
Mar 03, 2017

I thought this was a fitting conclusion to the series and ended in a way true to Artemis' style.

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stefanan
Aug 03, 2016

READ! IT NOW!

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Apr 14, 2016

Fairly good book, I liked seeing Myles and Beckett; they were super fun. My favourite part of this series was watching Artemis change from being so selfish and conceited to slightly less conceited and willing to die for his friends. I was kind of annoyed at the return of Opal Koboi though, she was getting to a boring villain. She also didn't have any real motivation except her selfishness, and that made her feel cliche.
My biggest complaint though, was that throughout the last 4 books of this series Colfer is constantly pushing his environmentalist views on the reader. In the first 4 books he also did this but it was subtle enough to ignore and did not take away from the plot. Ever since The Lost Colony and The Time paradox Colfer has been constantly talking about how we humans are so horrible, we killing all the animals blah, blah, blah. Especially in The Atlantis Complex, when he kept going on and on about global warming/climate change. If Artemis is such a genius he should know that there is absolutely NO scientific evidence for it! Maybe one side of the Antarctic ice sheet is melting but the other is getting thicker! >:-[ I still liked this book and the others but it really got on my nerves how often Colfer would bring it up.

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wish_for_style
Jun 13, 2015

LOL

aliza21111015886633 Dec 09, 2014

when is the movie coming out?!

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kiko34
Jul 31, 2014

BEST BOOK IN THE SERIES!! I'm going to miss reading the Artemis Fowl books :(

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Richardhe1233
Jul 14, 2014

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gcwakim
Jun 29, 2014

By far my favourite book collection EVER. All the characters evolve and by the last book you wonder where did time go? This last book probably had the best ending I have ever read, it was just brilliant. A definite A+!

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Sizarion
Jun 29, 2014

Such an amazing book series, where the last book actually has a filling and appropriate ending. The characters are unique and brilliantly executed.

The character development for Artemis is well played, where compassion is slowly seeping into his personality and causing his usual intelligence and deviousness to seep out. Beautiful.

A great book and a great book series. Definitely worth the read!

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

Artemis fowl faces off against the dead fairy warriors of old. And of course, his nemesis Opal for the last time.

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Opal kills her past self to get powers to try and release a group of fairies who. We're trapped under artemis's house

kidangel Aug 26, 2014

Artemis Fowl The Last Guardian By Eoin Colfer is about the revenge of the evil pixie Opal Koboi. She is wreaking havoc once again and this time she has reanimated dead fairy warriors under the fowl manor. somehow they have took control of Artemis' little brothers. But, the warriors do not know they battle is long over. Racing against the clock ,Artemis haves until sundown to make everything right once more

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Lijiale
Sep 15, 2012

Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi. In "The Last Guardian," the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time his arch rival has reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis's little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual. The warriors don't seem to realize that the battle they were fighting when they died is long over. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong. Can he count on a certain LEPrecon fairy to join him in what could well be his last stand?

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paintear10
Aug 19, 2012

Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi. In The Last Guardian, the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time his arch rival has somehow reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis’s little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual. The warriors don’t seem to realize that the battle they were fighting when they died—a battle against Artemis—is long over. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong. Can he count on a certain LEPrecon fairy to join him in what could well be his last stand?
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BenLama
Aug 06, 2012

All modern human technology has exploded. Fairy cities are rocked by explosions then plunged into darkness. Opal Koboi is free and now wields powers beyond imagining. Everything is going according to Opal,s plan. But, everything that has happened so far is nothing compared to what will happen if the next step of Opal's plan suceeds: the total destruction of the human race. Aided by reanimated fairy warriors, Opal is nearly invincible. Invincible to all, that is, except Artemis Fowl with the help of Butler, Holly and Mulch. But, if Artemis cannot formulate a plan in time, doomsday will surely follow. The stakes have never been higher. The situation has never been more desperate. And the sacrifices have never been bigger.

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angelcoco
Jun 30, 2014

Artemis had added yet another monitor to the bank.this one was linked to a camera in Angeline Fowl's attic room

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angelcoco
Jun 30, 2014

Fingers shaking from exhaustion and excitement,Artemis clicked print.

JewelMcLatchy Oct 22, 2012

"It's not all phlegm," said the dwarf mysteriously, and for once Artemis did not feel like getting to the bottom of Mulch's mystery, as the bottom of Mulch's mysteries was generally in the vicinity of Mulch's mysterious bottom.

JewelMcLatchy Oct 22, 2012

Either that boy (Artemis) is the sanest creature on earth, he (Argon) thought, or he is so disturbed that our tests cannot even begin to scratch the surface.

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kitten97
Aug 07, 2012

"Tell me," Artemis said, his voice still weak."How do I know you?"

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